Left wrist

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By Barkerbob

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  1. I have posted about my struggles and want to share this picture. Forgive my attire as I was supposed to be doing my yard work. I filmed a few of my swings and noticed I do not have a flat left wrist at impact. Looks like I am scooping the ball. What are some drills or things to try to stop!

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  2. Johnny Tee

    Johnny Tee
    Mississauga, ON

    Does look like you are flipping at impact. What do you feel your wrists are doing in the backswing and downswing?
  3. I have been told I am casting and I feel like I come way over the top.
  4. Your move looks pretty solid but you do seem to be casting a bit. Try holding an alignment stick to extend your shaft and then hit little quarter shots (the alignment sticks won't allow you to make full swings) to get a better feel of how your hands/wrist should be at impact. 

  5. Thank you! I will do this.
  6. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    Allan B., Titleist Staff said:

    Your move looks pretty solid but you do seem to be casting a bit. Try holding an alignment stick to extend your shaft and then hit little quarter shots (the alignment sticks won't allow you to make full swings) to get a better feel of how your hands/wrist should be at impact. 

    Same thing my PGA teacher/coach tells me when I warm up. These helpful hints are most useful. My tempo gets me in trouble and the right hand takes over. Nice to get helpful tips from staffers in the know. Fortunately my guy and I play together a least once a week. On course is extremely helpful, like having a caddie. Appreciate what you guys do.
  7. Darryl M

    Darryl M
    Wichita, KS

    It also looks like you are tilted away at impact. Put a little more weight on you left foot, try to turn on the right leg and not drift your hips back in the back swing. Your left hip is square and should be rotating left at impact. So I would do for that are rotation drill baseball swings.

    Hold the club straight out and swing like you're hitting a baseball and make sure your left hip rotates first then the hands and right hip follows this will help you come into the ball instead of away at impact. Don't swing hard but steady. After 5-10 swings sit the club down address the ball and hit a few to get the feeling in your golf swing and switch back and forth.

    Keep asking great questions and good luck

    DM
  8. Mike M

    Mike M
    Salem MA

    I like both Alan and Darryl's comments. I do the same thing from time to time. Sometimes the legs get lazy, the left hip doesn't turn and you end up flipping to compensate.

    A simple swing thought: think of pulling the left arm through impact instead of pushing the right.

    Regarding your attire, you might want to switch out that srxn hat for a Titleist lid the next time you post a pic.

    Just saying.....
  9. Yeah I just use it when sweating in the yard. My Titleist hats are saved for the course.
  10. One additional action to try with the Allan's alignment stick drill is, to do it without the alignment stick making contact with your left side after impact. This forces you to rotate through impact. Any amount of casting will give you a good smack in the ribs. I have also had a pro recommend thinking of impact as if you're "loosening a screw" (tightening for lefties). Basically, turn your left wrist to the left as if you're loosening a screw with a hand held screwdriver at impact. This action leads to a flat, or slightly bowed, left wrist.
  11. Matt C said:

    One additional action to try with the Allan's alignment stick drill is, to do it without the alignment stick making contact with your left side after impact. This forces you to rotate through impact. Any amount of casting will give you a good smack in the ribs. I have also had a pro recommend thinking of impact as if you're "loosening a screw" (tightening for lefties). Basically, turn your left wrist to the left as if you're loosening a screw with a hand held screwdriver at impact. This action leads to a flat, or slightly bowed, left wrist.

    I tend to bow my left wrist at impact instead of properly releasing the club which gives me some nasty hooks. I've been working on a proper release but really struggling. Definitely going to give this screw loosening feel a try. Thanks for sharing!
  12. I have found that if I twist it too hard, I get a little more draw spin than I wanted. It definitely takes a lot of work to get it dialed in but once I do, it really improves my ball striking.
  13. B.A.

    B.A.
    Los Gatos, CA

    Try taking swings and letting go with your trail hand just before impact (lead arm only strikes).

    You will be amazed at what this will do for you. There is no way to scoop. It teaches your body the proper sequence and you learn the proper way to strike the ball. So many people try to strike with their dominat side and the right way is opposite. It's tough, but if you do nothing but this drill, you'll see amazing results.

    It is a good left arm workout as well. ;-0

    Once you figure this out, try barely holding the club with your trail hand---when you play, this is the way...push through with your trail wrist, not your fingers.

    Best of luck!
  14. I can't wait to try this. This is also one my biggest hard spots, along with rotating and clearing my left side. As I work through doing this drill in my mind, I feel like it help with both. Thanks for sharing!

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